My head is doing much better. I have a trace of a headache every day, but it isn't bad and usually leaves quickly. Praise God! I wasn't looking forward to having that headache for the next 4 months.
Kevin and I took a tour of the birth center at the hospital where Baby will be born. It was cool to see everything and I feel a little more prepared. There were 4 other couples on the tour, all of them due in February. I felt a little silly telling everyone I wasn't due until June. But as I thought about it, if I was giving birth next month and just now getting a look at the hospital, I would be freaking out. I have to be a little more organized and better prepared than that. So I'm glad that we went so early. And if my pregnancy brain forgets everything I saw because I have no short term memory while pregnant, I'm sure they're used to that as well.
I think that I might be beginning to feel Baby move! Well, Baby has been movin' and shakin' for a while now, but too small for me to feel. But the last few days I've felt little movements, like moth wings brushing inside my tummy. It's hard to tell if I really feel it or if it's just wishful thinking, but either way, I should start to feel genuine movement anytime now. So cool!
My friend Mandy (here's her blog) is a crafty lady who lives in Colorado Springs (we met through etsy), and she and her husband recently found out that she's pregnant and due August 10th - just a little behind me. She's dealing with all the wonderful side effects of the first trimester now. Man, I am not sorry to be done with that! Even though I still try and get a nap in every day, I'm not nearly as tired as I was. My bedtime has gone back to nearly-normal. I mainly try to nap because I wake up so frequently during the night, whether it's because I need to pee or my hips or legs hurt or Kevin is snoring too loudly. And I can do housework without having to rest afterward. I look pregnant instead of just fat now. My complexion has cleared up a bit, and the smell of meat cooking no longer makes me hurl. So I feel Mandy's pain - I was there a couple months ago! And I'm oh-so-glad that it gets better!
Two weeks until the ultrasound! Pink or blue?